Published on Wednesday, 26 November 2014 3:36 pm by
mac-and-cheese-are-off-the-holiday-menuReuters photoMac and Cheese won’t be on anyone’s menu this Thanksgiving.We’re talking, of course, about the poultry siblings Barack Obama pardoned this afternoon at an annual White House tradition that the president said is enjoyable but also puzzling for a chief executive whose time is more usually spent on substantive issues.“With all the tough ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 26 November 2014 2:54 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
about-the-maple-leafs-11-26-14A preview of the Maple Leafs. When and where: 7:30 p.m., EST, Consol Energy Center. TV: Root Sports, SportsNet, TVA. Record: 11-8-2, 24 points. The Maple Leafs are in fifth place in the Atlantic Division. Leading Scorer: Right winger Phil Kessel, 23 points (11 goals, 12 assists). Last Game: 4-1 home win against the Red Wings, Saturday. Center ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 26 November 2014 9:53 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-11-26-14Penguins -“I’m happy it’s done now. I’m happy. I’m proud of it. But it’s not so much a big deal. The two points were bigger.” - Marc-Andre Fleury on recording his 300th career win. -Beau Bennett missed practice due to a right knee injury. -The Penguins seemed to be largely indifferent over the death of the dry scrape. -Mike Johnston ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 26 November 2014 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
brewed-on-grant-thankful-pittsburghPittsburgh has a lot of things to be thankful for this holiday season. Here are a few ...  Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 25 November 2014 3:33 pm by Sam Werner
vinopal-on-defending-kaayaOne of the biggest question marks for Miami heading into this season was how freshman Brad Kaaya would handle being the starter in just his first year on campus. It's rare for a true freshman to start at quarterback for a team that has ACC Championship aspirations, and even rarer for it to be a true freshman that did not enroll early. But Kaaya won ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 25 November 2014 3:10 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
penguins-indifferent-on-demise-of-the-dry-scrape-11-25-14 The Penguins' 3-2 overtime win in Boston last night was notable primarily because goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury recorded his 300th career win. Of much lesser significance was the absence of a dry scrape from a Zamboni ice resurfacing machine prior to the overtime period. For the first month and a half of the season, the NHL had the ice touched up ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 25 November 2014 2:20 pm by Stephen J. Nesbitt
dana-holgorsen-presser-wvu-hopes-to-end-cold-snap-with-trip-to-iowa-state MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen joined the media corps Tuesday for his weekly news conference. The Mountaineers (6-5, 4-4 Big 12) close out the regular season this week by traveling to Ames, Iowa, to play Iowa State (2-8, 0-7). • OPENING STATEMENT | "Thanksgiving week for me, personally, is probably my favorite ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 25 November 2014 11:36 am by Doug Oster
saving-seeds-from-the-winter-garden-it-s-fun-and-easyThese garlic chives have gone to seed and it's easy to see the plant is about to drop them. Photos by Doug Oster I don't know about you, but I miss the garden already. Saving seeds is a great job this time of the year. While walking through the flower and vegetable garden, it's easy to see that lots of plants have gone to seed. Even though it's been ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 25 November 2014 10:49 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-11-25-14Penguins -The Post-Gazette's recap from last night's game. “They led the charge [Monday night]. You talk about Sid and [Malkin] and Kris, those are the guys who have to step up. … You look for your leaders." - Mike Johnston on Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and Kris Letang. -The Boston Globe's recap. “He’s that type of player. He crashes the net. I ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 24 November 2014 9:54 pm by Barbara Vancheri
force-will-not-be-with-pittsburgh-when-it-comes-to-star-wars-tease So far, Pittsburgh is not among the 30 locations expected to show the 88-second tease for the new “Star Wars” movie. StarWars.com has the list of theaters and the closest to Pittsburgh is the Cinemark 24 in Cleveland. If you find yourself at the other end of the state, the Regal Warrington 22 is listed. Here is the ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 24 November 2014 6:45 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
penguins-at-bruins-11-24-14PREGAME -We're not sure if this is good or bad news, but he injured his left knee in training camp. -The Bruins have a 24-20 lead in shots. -The Bruins have a 38-33 lead in attempted shots. -Letang leads the game with four shots. -Lucic and Smith each lead the Bruins with three shots. -Letang leads the game with 16:50 of ice time. -Hamilton ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 24 November 2014 6:09 pm by
sam-smith-speaksWhen Sam Smith, the outgoing speaker of the House, was asked Monday how he would advise Tom Wolf on working with the House, he paused."Well...I don't know, because first of January that question might be worth a whole lot of money to me," he said, provoking laughs from attendees of the luncheon of the Pennsylvania Press Club.But he responded...Read ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 25 November 2014 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
thanksgiving-deportationIt is a good thing today's GOP wasn't around in the early years of colonization. They would've had to deport themselves.  Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 24 November 2014 2:56 pm by
pennsylvania-to-have-voice-at-nato-s-tableU.S. Rep. Thomas Marino, D-R-Lycoming, was elected to serve as one of five vice presidents of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, which is meeting in The Hague this week to do discuss trade agreements, tensions with Russia in Europe, energy production, world hunger and threats of the Islamic State.U.S. Rep. Mike Turner, R-Ohio, was elected ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 24 November 2014 2:29 pm by
in-oslo-sen-casey-speaks-out-for-afghan-womenU.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., was in Norway over the weekend, but he had another country on his mind – Afghanistan.“We must make clear to Afghan leaders that women’s rights are non-negotiable,” he said Sunday during a speech before the Oslo Symposium and Advancing Women’s Rights and Empowerment in Afghanistan.Mr. Casey, who has traveled to...Read ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 24 November 2014 1:56 pm by Sam Werner
my-2014-ap-ballot-week-13Each week, I'll go through my AP Top 25 ballot and give a few thoughts on how I voted and how it compares to the overall poll results. Florida State just insists on making it as tough as possible on themselves. Once again, the Seminoles played down to their competition in a home game against Boston College and, once again, Jameis Winston and company ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 24 November 2014 1:28 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
about-the-bruins-11-24-14A preview of the Bruins. When and where: 7 p.m., EST, TD Garden. TV: Root Sports (Pittsburgh market), NESN (Boston market), NBC Sports (Rest of the United States), SportsNet, TVA. Record: 13-9-0, 26 points. The Bruins are in third place in the Atlantic Division. Leading Scorer: Center Patrice Bergeron, 16 points (5 goals, 11 assists). Last Game: ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 24 November 2014 10:55 am by Elizabeth Bloom
bethoven-st-vs-beethoven-stDriving through the area, I've often wondered about Bethoven St. in Polish Hill. Was it named after Beethoven? If so, why is his name misspelled?  Well, the Post-Gazette archives have a bit of local history about that musical street, as well as a few of Western Pa.'s other quirky names. Check out this PG article by Torsten Ove from May 8, 1998, ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 24 November 2014 10:58 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-11-24-14Penguins -How do the Penguins rebound after back-to-back losses? -What do the Penguins do about Steve Downie (above) taking so many penalties? -Eric Hartzell made 38 saves for the Wheeling Nailers in a 2-0 shutout of the Elmira Jackals. -U.S. Steal is expected to build its headquarters on the site of the Civic Arena. -Happy 64th birthday to ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 24 November 2014 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
wishboneI'm not sure who the winner will be in this cruel game, Highmark or UPMC. It seems like an economic loser for UPMC to boycott Highmark patients. Then again, they must be doing it because they think it will be profitable. I am sure who the loser will be: the patient.  Read More and Comment